She waits, she prays, she wonders, she believes… Through the ages, her destiny is made real.
The powerful emotion and purpose that drives this feature film will grab hearts everywhere — and not let go. With the harrowing and rugged backdrop of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the “look and feel” of this film will rival The Revenant … And, its awe-inspiring landscapes and magnificent, epic beauty, will remind us of the momentous and unforgettable production of Dances With Wolves.
Sacajawea is a mystery, yet she is relevant for today. She walked with joy and she walked with pain… from her deepest, darkest cave, we will learn about the power of light.
This film is based on a true story and inspired by the journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
Read the full Shoshoni and Lewis & Clark endorsement letters at: ENDORSEMENTS.
We thank all the following people for their support of this production.
LIASION FOR THE SHOSHONE-BANNOCK TRIBES, DIRECT DESCENDANT OF SACAJAWEA
One of our most cherished gifts is a beautifully written endorsement from Leo Ariwite. Leo’s letter is so sacred to us, we have not presented it to the general public in its entirety. Here is an excerpt from the letter:
“Most important of all, [this Film] will make all Americans and people of other nationalities to be proud that this country acknowledged the truth of the first lady of this country, Sacajawea.”
STEPHENIE AMBROSE TUBBS
CO-CHAIR LEWIS AND CLARK TRUST
AUTHOR OF WHY SACAGAWEA DESERVES THE DAY OFF AND OTHER LESSONS FROM THE LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL
“Few historical figures continue to capture the American curiosity the way Sacagawea does. Her life inspires, enthralls and mystifies. I look forward to seeing it portrayed on the Big Screen.”
LANDON Y. JONES
AUTHOR OF THE ESSENTIAL LEWIS AND CLARK AND WILLIAM CLARK AND THE SHAPING OF THE WEST
“Jane L. Fitzpatrick has given us an interpretation of Sacagawea’s character that is credible, convincing, and compelling and will be supported by serious scholars.”
PRESIDENT OF THE FORT MANDAN FOUNDATION
“Because this screenplay is so closely in alignment with the history without sacrificing the drama of the events, we are prepared to assist in any way we can to see the film become a reality.”
COO, GRAND ILLUSIONS ENTERTAINMENT, LLC (PRODUCER OF ANNA AND THE KING)
“Based on my read of her screenplay Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea, I can recommend without hesitation Jane as a terrific screenwriter for drama and dramatic epics. My recommendation is a highly informed one – I have developed and produced major studio films as well as a number of independent ones, and I don’t recommend writers often or, for that matter, lightly.”
WRITER, EDITOR, SPEAKER, SCRIPT ANALYST FOR WINDCATCHER, KEANEWORDS.COM
“Jane is a superlative screenwriter. Her focus is absolute, and she follows through and networks with the best of them. Once she finished multiple drafts and was ready to go, she almost immediately got it placed. It’s been a pleasure to work with her. I recommend her without reservation.”
HEAD LIGHTING DIRECTOR, WWOR-TV, SCREENWRITER
“As a friend and screenwriting colleague of Jane’s, I think I’ve read every draft of her script and watched it evolve into something so truly special that it can’t help but both get made and move things forward for the role of women and for Native Americans in our history and in our lives. Jane has impressed me as a great screenwriter with a keen sense of detail, vivid description, great characters and a tight story. She is also a pleasure to work with in exchanging feedback and tackling re-writes."